Workshop Explores Japanese Calligraphy

By  //  November 1, 2012

Basic Instruction Offered

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology will present its fall 2012 workshop “Japanese Calligraphy” next week.

The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology is hosting a Japanese calligraphy workshop on Monday, Nov. 5. (Shutterstock image)

The workshop will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon Monday on the second floor mezzanine of the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts.

Participants will join instructor Reiko Nishioka, director of education for the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, for a one-hour workshop and demonstration of Japanese calligraphy.

Instruction will be given in proper writing form and how to write basic Japanese characters with ink and brush. Kits will be provided.

Admission for the workshop is $15 for the general public and $10 for Friends of Textiles members. All skill levels are welcome.

To participate, send an email to or call 321-674-8313.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Center’s current exhibit Battle Worn: Masculine Ideals and Military Identity in Modern Japanese Textiles, which will be on view at the Ruth Funk Center through Dec. 15.

Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Center is located next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus in Melbourne at 150 W. University Boulevard and admission is free.

For more information, visit or call 321-674-8313.